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Sheriff: Keys boater found dead after search

November 4, 2018

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man was found dead in the water after a search that lasted more than 24 hours.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 64-year-old Raymond Fenton Robbins went to sea on his boat Friday morning as usual but did not return.

Searchers found his boat Friday night but Robbins was not on board. The Keys sheriff’s office dive team and the Coast Guard launched a search for Robbins. His body was found late Saturday in waters near Stock Island. He was wearing dive gear.

It wasn’t immediately clear how Robbins died. Authorities say an autopsy is planned and the investigation is continuing.